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Twin test: Skoda Citigo-e iV SE L vs Volkswagen e-up!

The Skoda Citigo is now electric-only – but does it have what it takes to topple the VW e-up! in the battle for small electric-car supremacy?

Volkswagen e-up! vs Skoda Citigo-e

The VW Group’s trio of dinky city cars launched in 2011. Headlined by the competent Volkswagen up!, rivals also faced competition from the petrol-powered Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii.

However, for 2020, it’s all change: while Volkswagen continues to offer its smallest model with either petrol or electric power, the Skoda and SEAT are now only available with a battery under the bonnet.

But when it comes to budget electric cars, which is best? We’ve brought together the updated e-up! and the all-new Citigo-e iV to answer that very question – and help you decide which small electric car is right for you.

Skoda Citigo-e iV SE L

Skoda Citigo-e iV

Pros: Value for money, peppy electric motor, different spec choices

Cons: No parking camera, limited connectivity options, poor range at motorway speed

Volkswagen e-up!

Pros: Fast charging as standard, zippy performance, brand cache

Cons: No touchscreen infotainment only one spec to choose from, higher price than Skoda

These are two of the most affordable electric cars money can buy. In many ways, there’s little to split them, but when push comes to shove, which should take your hard-earned cash? Read on for our definitive verdict.

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